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UNG scholarship recipient Sonia Alcantar says thanks

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[Thank you]
[Sonia Alcantar]
[First-generation college student]
[Commutes from Gainesville to Dahlonega Campus]
[President of Latin-American Student Organization.]
Sonia Alcantar, Latin-American Student Org. president, Biology major: I'm the oldest of 5, so I've been the one to break through the barriers I guess you would say. It's been difficult. Definitely difficult. Especially when your parents have no idea how to get you this far and how you have no idea how to get this far.
It makes a big difference a huge difference. Sometimes as a donor, you're probably thinking "what can they get? Probably books, pay tuition." But aside from that, it's an everyday thing. Sometimes we forget about those little things and focus on the big thing which is well yeah it pays for tuition and it pays for books and it pays for your supplies but at the same time you do need to get to school, you do need to feed yourself because otherwise, how are you going to be the best in this environment if you're planning to get somewhere later in life where you where you are going to be able to help others just like you've been helped.
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